Bencharong Journey : From China to Siam


Fri 7 December 2018 - Fri 25 January 2019

10AM - 10PM

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  • Exit BTS at Saphan Taksin Station to get to River City Bangkok on complimentary RCB Shuttle boat at every an hour. (Note: As of July 2020, temporarily stopped)

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River Books and River City Bangkok are now exhibiting Bencharong Journey : From China to Siam, the first of its kind to be held in Thailand [Siam] since 1977.

Over 150 pieces of Bencharong and related objects in other materials made exclusively for Siam in the 18th and 19th centuries have been assembled from private collections and galleries exclusively for this event. The exhibition is curated by ceramics historian, Dawn F. Rooney. Bencharong Journey: From China to Siam will be exhibited from now until 25 January 2019 on the 4th floor of River City Bangkok.

For this special occasion, the concurrent events and activities include Bancharong painting workshop on Saturday 19 January 2019 from 10 a.m. until midday at RCB Auctions on the 4th floor. Participants will receive a complimentary teacup with plate or teacup with lid (2 options to be selected) to be painted. Then, firing process will be handled by the organizer and they will be shipped to your address. This workshop session will be run by the experts from Bencharong village, Donkaidee from Katumban district, Samut Songkhram. Workshop fee at 1,000 THB including material and delivery after firing process. Only limited 20 seats are provided.

Please reserve on River City Bangkok Facebook page (the event section) Then, there will be a seminar “Bencharong in Perspective” in the afternoon at RCB Forum (on the 2nd floor) starting from 2-4 p.m. with a panel of experts (the exhibition curator, Dawn F. Rooney, Jeffery Sng, Pimpraphai Bisalputra, and Paul Bromberg. This seminar is free admission.

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